Subject: Re: code: which option from an options group was selected?
To: walt <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/19/2005 14:29:45
> I notice that every O.S. on all of my machines always has both
> gtk1 and gtk2 pulled in as dependencies. Is there any reason to
> keep gtk1 these days? What advantage does it have over gtk2?
> My impression is that gtk1 is used mostly by obsolete gnome 1.4*
gtk+1 and gtk+2 have different ABIs and some software has not been
rewritten to use the newer version. gtk+1 is said to be more lightweight.
My systems still have old version because I use glib and dillo, xpdq,
xmms, sylpheed-claws, and more. (I see that sylpheed uses gtk2 now maybe I
should switch to it. Or maybe sylpheed-claws will use gtk2 soon.)
It is now obsolete yet...
Jeremy C. Reed
technical support & remote administration